First things first, I have a book review up on Craft Test Dummies today that you’ll want to check out here: Book Review: Crafty Chica’s Guide To Artful Sewing.
That book review accomplished two things 1) I finally read the book (hehe) and 2) I pulled out an old denim jacket I’ve been wanting to re-work for quite a while now.
See what I mean? Yuck! So ’80’s.
And here is the beginning of my re-working. I have more to add but I think it’ll take me a little time to find all of the elements I want to add.
Do you see that bright pink patch on the lower left corner of the Buddha picture? That’s some pretty nifty stuff.
I got a sample of WireKnitz recently and while I was digging for goodies to put on my jacket I came across the baby pink tight knit WireKnitZ and KNEW I had to give it a try.
It sewed just like tulle or netting. It feels like fabric so why wouldn’t it?
I was able to pin it in place and then sew it down like any other element on the jacket.
Now, I know what you are thinking… “Yeah, that’s pretty cool Vicki but how is it going to wash?”
Well, I imagine it’ll be just like using a metallic thread to embroider a design. I won’t wash the jacket often, I mean, it’s not like I cook dinner in it or anything.
PLUS my rule for handmade garments is this “If it’s handmade it needs to be hand washed” AND when I hand wash it I’ll not wring or twist the fabric. I think it’ll hold up just fine.
If you are interested here is a short supply list of the items I’ve used on the jacket so far:
- Fabric JoAnn Fabrics- strips already sewn together – how awesome is THAT?
- Buddha image – printed on printable fabric from my computer
- Buttons – Buttons Galore and More
- Small Iron Ons – Standard Issue from Michaels
- Letter Shop Dazzlers – Iron on letters – Pat Catan’s
There will be more going into it I’m sure. You know me… MORE IS BETTER.
PS. You can purchase Crafty Chica’s Guide To Artful Sewing (if you are so inclined) here using my affiliate link. Please and Thank you!